Schedule of Events For
Friday, April 17, 2015

08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Event Registration
Families come and register for WesFest 2015.
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room

09:00 am - 09:45 am
WesFest Welcome
Remarks by Wesleyan President Michael Roth '78, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn, and student representatives.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid representatives are available to answer questions.
Location: Office of Financial Aid, North College, 2nd Floor

09:15 am -
Freeman Lecture Colloquium Vera Schwarcz's Students Reflect
The event will begin with a breakfast buffet, followed by the Colloquium.
Location: College of East Asian Studies, Seminar Room

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Room 108

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist: Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment
Sharon Belden Castonguay, director of the Wesleyan Career Center will discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Office of Internatonal Studies Drop-In Hours
Stop in and learn about Wesleyan's 150 academic programs in nearly 50 countries.
Location: Fisk Hall, Room 105

10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Campus Tours
Tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with a 3 p.m. tour. Please note: tours will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Film Studies Tour
Take a guided tour of the Center for Film Studies.
Location: Center for Film Studies Lobby

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Residential Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting, and student panelists for a Q and A about living on campus.
Location: Judd Hall, Room 116

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
All-Campus Barbecue
Members of the campus community and admitted students and their families are invited to this fun outdoor barbecue luncheon. Kosher food is also available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Foss Hill

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Foss Hill Concert
Many Wesleyan students will tell you that their favorite moments on campus involve hanging out with friends on Foss Hill. Come see what all the fuss is about. Join current and other admitted students as they listen to student bands play live music, and enjoy the beautiful view of campus atop Foss Hill.
Location: Foss Hill

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Student Activities Fair
Mingle with current Wesleyan students and learn about our student body's extracurricular initiatives. Talk about campus creativity and the students' passion for different causes. There will be entertainment.
Location: Huss Courtyard (outside of Usdan University Center)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science Programs Information Session / Science Facilities Tour
Professors representing various science departments will talk about the many science opportunities at Wesleyan. Afterwards, join an undergraduate science major who will lead a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 121

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Early Decision Student Mingle
Meet fellow ED students and then head over to the All-Campus Barbecue for lunch. Kosher food also is available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Science Poster Session
Each year more than 150 Wesleyan students do research in the natural sciences and mathematics division, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Mellon Program, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, the University, and faculty research grants. Stop by and meet some of these students and hear about their exciting research projects.
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby (Lawn Avenue side)

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm
Health Professions Information Session
Stop by the Wesleyan Career Center for a chat about preparation for health professions at Wesleyan.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
This Q and A session is an opportunity to ask Wesleyan students questions about campus life. This panel is for parents only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Room 110

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Room 108

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Classical Studies Open House
Visit the Classical Studies department for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Downey House, Room 115 (the Classical Studies Library)

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Music Department Meet and Greet
Visit the Music department for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Center for the Arts, Music Studios Building

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Romance Languages and Literatures (French, Italian, and Spanish) Open House
Visit the Romance Languages and Literatures Department for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities. (1-3:30pm in the Common Room on the ground floor, 3:30-4 in the Basement, Room B2)
Location: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (300 High Street)

01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
WesFest Seminar: French
Take with mock French class taught by French Professor Catherine Poisson. Open to all. No experience necessary.
Location: Fisk Hall, Room 110

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
(Barely) Controlled Substances
The Free Radicals (chemistry majors group) will perform some of their favorite chemical demonstrations. Those seated in the first three rows should bring proof of insurance. Enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream with survivors afterwards.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 150 (Tischler Hall)

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Rob King '84, Alumni Keynote Address
In January 2014, Rob King '84 was named senior vice president, SportsCenter and News, at ESPN, transitioning from the digital and print arena to oversee all of SportsCenter and ESPN's news gathering operations, and to lead the future efforts of the companys biggest sub-brand.
Location: Center for Film Studies, Powell Cinema

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Wes in the World
Assistant Director of the Office of International Studies Gail Winter, and current students will talk about the Wesleyan study abroad experience.
Location: Office of Admission, McKelvey Room

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Center for the Arts Tour
Join Director of the Center for the Arts Pam Tatge, and current Wesleyan students for a tour of the arts, music, and theater buildings on campus.
Location: Center for the Arts, Crowell Concert Hall

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Residential Life Open House (200 Church, the Butterfields, and the Bayit)
Residential Life will host open houses in various locations across campus. Please stop by for a visit. Talk to current residents and get a feel for campus living.
Location: 200 Church, the Butterfields, and the Bayit

04:30 pm -
Spanish Play: Los Fantoches, by Carlos Sol?rzano
Ten puppets locked in their creator's workroom wonder why they are alive and what it all means. With freedom just beyond their reach, the dawning realization that what awaits them outside might not be exactly what they expect gives their self-examination a new sense of urgency.
Location: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Common Room (300 High Street)

05:00 pm -
Office of Admission Closes
Location: Office of Admission

05:00 pm -
Shabbat Service
Join us for singing, shabbat and some introspection.
Location: the Bayit, 157 Church Street

06:30 pm -
Shabbat Dinner
Come hang out with the Jewish Community over some yummy food.
Location: the Bayit, 157 Church Street